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No. 3 Klara Zakopalova advances to second round in Brazil Cup

Third-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic cruised into the second round of the Brazil Cup with a 6-3, 6-3 win over 17-year-old Croatian Donna Vekic on Tuesday. Zakopalova, trying to reach her third final this year, broke Vekic's service twice in the final set to close out the match in the southern city of Florianopolis. Zakopalova was runner up to Kurumi Nara of Japan...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nara defeats Zakopalova at Rio Open for first singles title

Kurumi Nara of Japan won the Rio Open on Sunday -- her first WTA singles title -- defeating top-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 4-6, 6-1. The 22-year-old Japanese player was the fifth-seeded player in the tournament and is Japan's top-ranked woman at No. 62. She prefers to play on hard courts but has adapted to the heat and clay in Rio. Zakopalova won two...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Qualifier Garbine Muguruza Nets First Title with Hobart win

  (January 14, 2014) In her first WTA final, Spanish qualifier Garbiñe Muguruza made quick work of Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-4, 6-0 in 70 minutes to win her first WTA title at the Hobart International on Saturday. It’s the second straight day that a qualifier has won their first title. On Friday, Tsvetana Pironkova won the Sydney International. (Qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Zakopalova makes Czechs for Fed Cup semi at Italy

The defending champion Czech Republic has added Klara Zakopalova for the Fed Cup semifinal against Italy next week. Captain Petr Pala says Zakopalova will vie for the singles berths with Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova. Zakopalova is at a career-high 21st ranking. Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka are the doubles team. Pala will narrow his team to four in Italy, for the tie...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Li Na Captures First Shenzhen Open

(January 5, 2013) China’s Li Na won a battle with Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 1-6, 7-5 on Saturday to capture the inaugural Shenzhen Open. The top seed and hometown favorite overcame her 10 double faults and a 2-5 deficit in the final set for her seventh title and second tournament win in her home country. “Klara played well and I managed my mood swings well,...
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Li Na in Shenzhen Final

(January 4, 2012) China’s  Li Na, the top seed and fifth seed Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic moved into the final of the Shenzhen tournament on Friday. In an all-Chinese semifinal No. 7 Li defeated Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-0.  Zakopalova knocked out Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-1, 6-3. The Shenzhen Open  is being played for the first time this year. SHENZHEN LONGGANG GEMDALE...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Li Na, Zakopalova in Shenzhen final

Top-seeded Li Na of China and fifth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic will meet in the final of the Shenzhen Open after straight-set victories in the semifinals Friday. Li, who is ranked seventh in the world and has won six WTA titles, beat Peng Shuai of China 6-4, 6-0, while the 28th-ranked Zakopalova defeated Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-1, 6-3. Li had three aces...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Zakopalova Upsets Bartoli at Shenzhen Open

(January 3, 2013) Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Repuvlic moved into the semifinals of the Shenzhen Open on Thursday by knocking out second seed Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-2. Top seed Li Na won another straight set match, her third match of the tournament, defeating Serbian Bojana Jovanovski 6-3, 6-3. She’ll play Peng Shuai who defeated Annika Beck of Germany 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 to set up...
Via Tennis Panorama
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Zakopalova reaches semifinal in Paris

Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic rallied past sixth-seeded Julia Goerges 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Open GDF Suez.
Via Sign on San Diego
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

WTA Paris Photo Gallery with Safarova, Zakopalova, Mattek-Sands

Follow professional tennis photographer Rick Gleijm as he covers the Open GDF SUEZ WTA Tour event in Paris this week. The gallery below includes day three qualifying matches as well as main draw doubles matches featuring Lucie Safarova, Klara Zakopalova, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Jill Craybas, Greta Arn and Varvara Lepchenko among others. For full qualification results, go here...
Via Tennis Grand Stand
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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